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Windows 7: Changed motherboard = Laptop behaviour

4 Weeks Ago   #1
rihtt

windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Changed motherboard = Laptop behaviour

Hello
I have a HP, Laptop.
1 year old.


Now they changed the entire motherboard ,and re-branded the machine.


First startup

Date/time was wrong.
system tray is odd, lot of empty boxes
cant click on some icons



Step 2



I run some checks [ SFC /scannow]
[HP diagnostics application]

Boot to UEFI
set new date/time
Run some hours long-test in UEFI


Booted up windows again. Everything works, I mean no problem so far.
But I think some integrety checks needs to be done?



1 application had to reset the license, so I guess the machine identity is new.
maybe some cmd - wmic - commands can refresh the system?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

- Most software activation is tied to LAN MAC address. As you changed the MB, LAN MAC address has changed and you were request for reactivating.
- Most MB has a CR2032 coin battery (non rechargeable) to sustain BIOS settings and clock when power supply is off. Some has a small rechargeable battery. On a laptop with main battery charged, the small battery isn't used.
My suggestion is to take off the charger and the main battery and leave it for a day or more (ideal = week). If it looses the clock, the BIOS and clock battery is dead and must be replaced.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
rihtt

windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know because I myslef removed the BIOS backup-battery last week because of other reasons.


So = The Date/Time should not be an issue anymore



I am mostly looking for how to verify, check, optimize the entire OS (Windows 7 Pro)
Because it feels like something is not right.




Perhaps I can do a safe-mode boot and then normal afterwards?

As mention ,it seems like the system tray icons are ghosts.
Can not click (L/R) or activate some apps.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rihtt View Post

As mention ,it seems like the system tray icons are ghosts.
Can not click (L/R) or activate some apps.
Had you tried resetting the system tray icons cache?

Notification Area Icons Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
rihtt

windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Had you tried resetting the system tray icons cache?

Notification Area Icons Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

I rebooted into F8

Repair mode
without any actions taken.


And now it seems to work.



Maybe your advice would work to, but I am glad
I did not have to do all of those steps, downloading some unknown .bat file
and edit the registry
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